Life of a Swimmer

October 2, 2008
By Karen You, Hawthorne, NY

The chlorine quickly
infiltrates my senses
and envelopes me
in a familiar embrace.

I welcome the comfort
as I open my eyes
to admire the glow
from within the pool.

The water tickles my toes
while a contented sigh
escapes my lips.

When I submerge
my head under,
an alternate universe
opens its doors.

All else is forgotten
and I can’t suppress
the surge of energy
it arouses within me.

It is my home.

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- said...
on Oct. 7 2008 at 1:38 pm
You use alot of long almost cliche'd lines in this poem. Such as "Envelopes in a familiar embrace" or "Contented sigh escapes" or "Surge of energy".

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